Robbie Williams is about to conquer the United States with the release of a long-awaited biopic


Former Take That star Robbie Williams is preparing to release a biopic of his life – and it looks like he’s ready to take the US by storm

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Robbie Williams could be ready to conquer America for the first time, with a biopic of his life.

Despite huge success in Europe and Asia, the singer found the US market difficult to break into.

But Hollywood bosses have high hopes that a big-budget movie about him will be a huge hit like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman – the stories of top British actors Queen and Elton John.

A source said: “Early indications are that it could really hit the American public, not least because the people in place have such a pedigree.

“Cinema executives believe the script – essentially a moving story about an underdog catapulted to fame – will really resonate with people, even those in America who may not know much about Robbie himself.”

The film is directed by Michael Gracey, whose film The Greatest Showman – about the life of circus founder PT Barnum – was a worldwide hit. He also served as an executive producer on Rocketman.

Robbie, 47 – whose hits include Angels, Let Me Entertain You and Millennium – is expected to app-
listen as himself in the biopic, which will chronicle his rise to fame with Take That and a successful solo career.

He says the film, titled Better Man after one of his songs, will be “warts and all” and unafraid to tackle issues such as addiction. He told this week how he poured his heart out for Gracey for hours, then “ran away and hid behind a sofa”.

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Robbie said: “I’m not afraid to present myself with human characteristics that some would consider villains-
ou. I hope the story will explain who, what and why I am.

He said in another interview, “For a narcissist, it’s a wonderful project because it’s all about me and my life. The movie is the juicy bits before I lost my testosterone.

Gracey said he thought the film could make Robbie famous in the United States.

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